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Assistant Managing Attorney (Eviction Prevention Unit)


NJP currently seeks applications from qualified attorneys for the position of Assistant Managing Attorney for the statewide Eviction Prevention Unit (EPU). NJP’s Assistant Managing Attorneys play a critical role in the statewide units and local office/regional delivery of civil legal assistance to low-income communities across Washington State.

The Assistant Managing Attorneys of the EPU are responsible for tasks delegated by the EPU Managing Attorney to support the overall management
of the EPU staff located throughout the state. 

The Northwest AMA’s primary coverage area is the EPU’s Northwest Region and can be located in NJP’s Everett, Bellingham, or Port Angeles offices (if space is
available), depending on the candidate’s preference. The counties this position primarily covers are: Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, Island, San Juan, Clallam, and Jefferson, although the role will also include statewide coordination and support.

NJP requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Providing proof of COVID-19 vaccine is a condition of employment. Exemptions based on medical and sincerely held religious beliefs may be requested per NJP’s EEO employer policy.

Please see more details here:

  • Minimum three (3) years’ legal experience with strong litigation skills required  
  • Experience litigating housing or unlawful detainer actions strongly preferred
  • Prior experience successfully managing or supervising others in a professional environment preferred 
  • Experience in a formal or informal leadership role helpful 
  • History of successfully mentoring other attorneys and/or law students required 
  • Leadership of, involvement in, or demonstrated ability to identify and successfully pursue strategic, systemic, and affirmative advocacy 
  • Commitment to advancing racial equity and experience with incorporating racial equity principles into advocacy and leadership 
  • Appreciation of the differing strengths, skills, and styles of those supervised  
  • Good judgment, ability to handle stress, initiative, and willingness to work as a team   
  • Strong oral and written communication skills  
  • Demonstrated relevant work experience as well as a commitment to serving low-income persons 
  • Willingness and ability to engage with the communities to be served  
  • Washington State Bar Association membership in good standing or active license in another state with the ability to obtain WSBA membership by motion is required.   
  • Language proficiency in a language spoken by our client communities, especially Spanish, is a plus 

 NJP will consider the full breadth of a candidate’s experience to determine an applicant’s qualification for the position.


To Apply: 

Please send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to:


Submission Deadline: 
June 8, 2023
Organization Information: 
Northwest Justice Project
401 Second Avenue S, Suite 407
Seattle, WA 98104
United States
Phone: 206-464-1519